Besselsbreen is a glacier on Barentsøya, Svalbard. It is the largest offshoot of Barentsjøkulen, reaching down to the sea in the northeast direction, west of the point Kapp Bessels. The glacier is named after German Arctic explorer Emil Bessels.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Besselsbreen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  2. ^ Arctic Pilot: Sailing directions Svalbard–Jan Mayen. Vol. 7. Stavanger: The Norwegian Hydrographic Service and The Norwegian Polar Institute. 1988. pp. 360–361. ISBN 82-90653-06-9.

Coordinates: 78°31′26″N 21°33′37″E / 78.5239°N 21.5603°E / 78.5239; 21.5603

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